Administration

Stacey Haskell

Executive Director

Stacey Haskell Stacey Haskell graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Most of her professional years were in accounting and financial consulting positions, where she was a valued employee respected for her professionalism, dedication to achieving results, and her strong work ethic.

Stacey and her husband Mark Haskell moved to the Charlotte area to start a new business in 2006. They reside in Huntersville with their two small daughters. As Corvian's Director and Founder, Stacey's strong commitment to educational opportunities for all children and young adults shines in everything that she does. She values the importance of smaller class sizes, an individualized approach to educating the whole child though arts based education and providing a flexible and supportive working environment to passionate, creative teachers. Stacey wants Corvian Community School to provide this for the children of our community. Doing what is best for kids by providing research-based, brain-friendly instruction in classrooms that emphasize a commitment to the arts, service to the community, a rigorous, differentiated curriculum and a safe, nurturing climate for learning, Stacey Haskell is pleased to be able to live out her beliefs and commitments by beginning an excellent public charter school in the Charlotte area.

Nicki Sinclair

Director of High School Education

Nicki Sinclair Nicki Sinclair graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education/ English from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 1998, and her Master’s degree in Executive Leadership in 2011 from Gardner Webb University. She started teaching 8th grade language arts in Davidson County for five years before moving to Charlotte in 2003. In CMS she taught high school English and middle school language arts for several years. Nicki then had the opportunity to begin teaching at another local charter school where she taught 7th grade language arts for seven years and was the team leader for three of those years. During her time as team leader, Nicki very much enjoyed collaborating directly with other teachers, facilitating meetings, and building rapport among the grade level. This experience of leading her grade-level team helped her to realize her love for helping teachers and positively impacting students on an administrative level. 

Nicki's belief in seeing  students as individual learners with individual needs is what drew her to Corvian Community School in 2015.   She helped grow and lead the middle school with the addition of 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.  Nicki is excited to now be leading the high school while continuing to uphold Corvian’s core values.  

Nicki lives in the University Area with her husband Drew, and two children, Allison and Ben. She enjoys horseback riding, yoga, biking, acrylic painting, and spending time with her family.

Justin Fainter

Associate Director of High School Education

Associate Director of High School Education
Justin Fainter graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education/Social Studies in 2010 and a Masters in the Art Of Teaching in 2011, both from James Madison University. After teaching social studies and physical education for two years in Virginia, Justin became the Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach at Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, NC. After two very successful seasons, Justin recognized that his passion was with high school teaching and athletics and he returned to the classroom at Carolina International School and coaching the varsity tennis teams at The Cannon School. While at CIS, Justin taught classes in world history, US history, and Economics. He also coached the girl’s middle school basketball team for a year. Justin was excited to help open Corvian High School last year as the ninth grade history teacher and has enjoyed getting to know all the students and their families. He loves the atmosphere and community at Corvian and looks forward to seeing the school continue to grow. 


Justin and his wife Kelly live in Concord with their daughter Eleanor and two dogs Dixie and Bentley. When he’s not at school, Justin enjoys playing and coaching tennis, watching the UNC Tar Heels and traveling with friends and family. 

Mark Gagan

Associate Director of Middle School Education

Mark Gagan
Mark Gagan graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology in 2001 and a Master of Arts in Teaching in 2006.  After teaching Elementary School in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for seven years, he came to Corvian where he has taught fourth through seventh grades since 2014.   
 
A proponent of experiential education, he is a graduate of the North Carolina Outward Bound School as well as the National Outdoor Leadership School.  Additionally, Mark has worked with the Great Outdoors University of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation.  Ascribing to the Outward Bound philosophy “to serve, to strive and not to yield,” he imbues in his students the motivation to realize their value and achieve their potential.  He desires to have every student develop a lifelong love of learning.
 
An avid outdoorsman, Mark has rafted the Colorado River multiple times and backpacked and climbed in Colorado, Wyoming, and Guatemala.  Residing in Huntersville, Mark enjoys hiking and being outside with his two children, Abigail, a High Schooler and Miles, a Middle Schooler.

Chandler Addertion

Athletic Director

Chandler Addertion

Chandler graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education. He was a member of the WCU football team and a four-time Academic All-Conference award winner. In his career, he played against multiple national championship teams including the University of Alabama and Auburn University. The team finished with the best overall record in the school’s previous 20 years. 


Before being hired at Corvian, Coach Addertion was working at a middle school near Asheville, NC where he was an Assistant Athletic Director and PE teacher. He also coached varsity football and basketball at the high school level, as well as led the middle school baseball team to an undefeated conference championship.


Coach Addertion’s goal as Corvian Community School's Athletic Director is to help ensure Corvian's athletics continue to grow and expand into the high school ranks. He is looking forward to developing varsity programs that will be eligible to join a North Carolina High School Athletics Association recognized conference. Not only does he want to continue the tradition of competing in athletics,  but he wants to develop our students into well-rounded citizens as they take flight after their time as a Corvian Cardinal. 


Stephanie Cook

Director of Marketing and Fundraising

Stephanie Cook

Stephanie has degree in Human Services with a minor in Public Relations from UNCC. Her crucial experience comes from being a parent of two kids here at Corvian. She's been at Corvian going on five years now and has a passion for this school and its vision. She wants this school to be the very best it can be, and that can only happen with the support of our community. Parent  involvement, commitment, and talents help grow Corvian and make it feel like a community. 


“Doing what is best for students” is the school's number one priority. Corvian’s philosophy is what attracted me to subbing and getting involved. She encourages each of you to also volunteer and see for yourselves all the wonderfully beautiful things that happen within the walls of our school. 

Robin Haskell

Director of Information Technology

Robin Haskell graduated Santa Barbara Business College with an emphasis on Early Generation Network Systems Administration during the days of Banyon VINES, 10baset and Token Ring.  He made the Dean’s list and was outstanding graduate of his class.

Joining Texaco he became a member of Texaco’s Offshore Startup Team, Platform Harvest Pacific offshore waters and later a member of the Offshore Startup Team Platform Barite Gulf of Mexico waters.  Platform Harvest utilized early generation Taylor Software automation processing and Platform Barite utilized Siemen’s early generation Touch Panel control systems for both oil and gas processing and safety systems.

After 19 years with Texaco Robin went to work for Frontier Technologies as a Network Systems Engineer in support of the Western Range contract for AFSC (Air Force Space Command). This later became known as WROCI under Indyne Inc. where he acquired and developed additional skill sets and certifications from Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA and received multiple achievement awards including Team Member of the Year “WROCI” Vandenberg AFB 2010. He also worked on and helped continued development of RATS (Range Automated Tasking System) for both West Coast and East Coast (Cape Canaveral) launch systems.

His claim to fame is the fall of 2010 completing the Antique Motorcycle Cannonball Run Coast to Coast. In support of Fred Lange Restorations out of Santa Maria, Ca. the two of them completed the Coast to Coast 21 day run across country on #46. A 1915 Harley Davidson without a day or a mile lost to breakdown for over 3200 miles. Kitty Hawk, North Carolina to Santa Monica pier, California.

Robin is most proud of his family and his very successful 3 boys and their wives and being able to see two of his grandchildren almost every day who both attend Corvian Community School.



Kristi Miller

Director of Elementary Education

Director of Elementary Education Kristi Miller graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and received a Master of Education degree from Converse College. However, Kristi’s best educational opportunity has been partnering with her husband, Chris, in parenting their two college-age girls. Mary Gwen and Sarah are her best teachers, and her greatest source of joy!

During her teaching career, Kristi has collaborated with teachers and administrators to create educational plans that were driven by both data and research on best practices, written elementary curriculum, and worked closely with families to design programs that engage students and ignite a love of learning.  When her girls entered school at one of the few public Basic Schools in North Carolina, Kristi fell in love with the philosophy. She was a parent leader at that school for many years before her family moved on to a local charter school where she served on the Board of Directors.  Professional development opportunities introduced Kristi to Corvian Community School in 2013. The pure joy and passion every staff member has for what they do convinced Kristi that she had to be a part of this growing school.  Since coming to Corvian, she has been a Literary Facilitator, 3rd grade teacher, and 5th grade teacher.

Kristi lives in Highland Creek with her husband, Chris, and always looks forward to the times when Mary Gwen and Sarah are home, too.  She is a huge Panthers fan and loves nothing more than being at the stadium on a crisp autumn afternoon to watch her Panthers win. Kristi also enjoys sewing and quilting, traveling with her family, and serving in her church.

Cindy Branciforte

Director of Middle School Education

cindy Cindy Branciforte has a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Cincinnati. She previously worked at the Director level of a nursing home and several home health agencies managing day to day patient care; staff development, and counseling and educating families.

Cindy and her husband, Justin Branciforte, moved from San Diego, California to Huntersville in 2007. This afforded the opportunity for Cindy to stay at home with her daughter, Gigi. Cindy brought her human service experience to her volunteer roles at The Children’s Schoolhouse and to Corvian before being hired as the elementary Spanish teacher at the end of Gigi's kindergarten year at Corvian.

Cindy’s role has evolved over the past six years with Corvian as she has had the opportunity to work as a classroom Teaching Assistant; Teaching Assistant Facilitator, and Student and Staff Facilitator. In her current role as Dean of Students, Cindy is uniquely qualified as a trained social worker to advocate and support students and their families.

Cindy enjoys international travel, often time visiting family in Bolivia; going to the beach with friends and family, reading books, watching movies with Justin and going shopping with Gigi.

Holly Chapman

Associate Director of Elementary Education/504 Coordinator for the Elementary School

Holly Chapman Holly Chapman graduated from UNC Charlotte with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. She also recently received a Master of Education degree from UNCC with a focus on gifted education. As a recipient of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows scholarship, she had the opportunity to visit schools across the country to learn fresh ideas and see the latest research-based practices in action. After graduating, she married her high school sweetheart, PJ, and moved to Fort Riley, Kansas where he was stationed with the Air Force. She taught second grade on post and loved the community feel of the military families.

After one year in Kansas, she and her husband realized North Carolina still had their hearts and this was when Holly found Corvian. From the moment she walked through the doors, she fell in love with its philosophy, nurturing atmosphere, and community feel, as this perfectly aligns with her teaching philosophy. Throughout her four years at Corvian, she has taught 2, 3, and 5 grades, as well as served as Corvian's AIG coordinator/teacher and testing coordinator. As the AIG coordinator, she collaborated closely with administration to help launch Corvian's AIG program. She has served as a resource for teachers by providing differentiated materials to implement in the classroom. As the testing coordinator, she collaborates with the state to ensure compliance with state-mandated policies, and conducts teacher trainings for state mandated assessments.

Holly currently lives in Charlotte with her husband. She enjoys baking, exercising, crafting, and spending time with her family.
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